Gold metal scrollwork jewelry box from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal, glass, and velvet
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 5/16 x 5 3/4 x 7 in. (8.4 x 14.6 x 17.8 cm)
Type
boxes (containers)
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Gold-colored metal oval jewelry box with open scrolled design around the sides and a clear glass top. The box sits on four metal feet. The interior and exterior sides of the bottom are faced in gold velvet.
Topic
African American
Business
Ornamentation
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.22
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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